Client Tuition Assistance

The Interpersonal Whole-Brain Model of Care® (IWBMC™) is sought after by families worldwide. Scholarships help ensure every individual has access to our life-changing approach.

Your Donation Makes a Difference

When you support tuition assistance at Jacob’s Ladder, you help clients like Jack to reach their full potential. Tuition assistance helps provide:

  • Reduced-cost evaluations for families and caregivers seeking help for their loved ones. Our comprehensive IWBMC™ Evaluation assesses over 1,300 neurodevelopmental metrics and creates an individualized therapeutic program using the Interpersonal Whole-Brain Model of Care®.
  • Tuition support for families who need on-campus enrollment in our specialized learning environments, such as the Hope School and Ladder programs. It also helps young adults in our Compass Program access on-site vocational training, job coaching, educational programming, and homelife readiness instruction to prepare for independent living.
  • Mental Health Counseling for clients who need support to address emotional, behavioral, and relational issues impacting their lives. Our licensed professionals work with families to support therapeutic goals and work to strengthen the family unit.
  • Therapeutic services and experiential learning opportunities for clients and their families. Therapeutic services and experiential programs include Neurotherapy, Integrated Listening Systems (iLs), Speech, Physical, and Occupational Therapy, and Art, Music, Recreational, and Animal-Assisted Activities.

Meet Jack.

His parents moved their family of five from Massachusetts to Georgia in 2011 so 11-year-old Jack could attend Jacob’s Ladder. At six years old, Jack developed a strep infection in his GI tract that went undetected for several months, causing an autoimmune response that affected his brain. By the time his doctors identified and treated it, Jack had suffered significant cognitive loss, particularly in reading and math – two areas in which he had previously been well ahead of grade level. Though he had worked for years through ABA therapy to improve in these areas, he struggled to progress. After a little over a year in our Hope School program, Jack made dramatic improvements in math, bringing him from a 3rd-grade to an almost 6th-grade level, and is now on grade level in reading. Katie, Jack’s mom, credits Jacob’s Ladder’s holistic approach to addressing developmental and medical barriers, which made all the difference.
Outcomes like these are possible because our model of care is grounded in science and guided by love. However, it takes a significant investment of resources to ensure these outcomes are possible for every client.


Donation Impact

Our need-based financial aid scholarship program provides more than $250,000 to support families and clients enrolled in our programs and services each year. While all clients and families are responsible for a portion of their enrollment costs, gifts to the financial aid fund can provide families with a much-needed bridge to cover the gap, giving every family access to the services they need regardless of their ability to pay.

Gifts at all levels can make a difference:

A gift of $250 can enroll a client in Play and Learning through Adventure (PLA), an afterschool enrichment program that helps neurodiverse clients explore outdoor interests and hobbies.

A gift of $500 can provide a family in crisis with one month of counseling in our Mental Health services program.

A gift of $1,000 can provide a client with two months of Neurotherapy sessions as part of their therapeutic plan of care.

A gift of $10,000 can provide scholarship funds for a client enrolled in our specialized Hope, Ladder, or Compass programs for one year.

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